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01-14-2003, 06:23 PM
I am wondering about networking the three computers I have, I am currently working on my A+ and Network+ certs with the possibility of a MCSE. So I was thinking it would be benefical to me if I utilized a LAN to make sort of a study lab for learning. I am going to buy a router later today, but was wondering if I should get a switch or hub to make it as realistic as a network should be. I am trying to do most of my studying at home so if anyone has any ideas or valuable web sites they know I would appreciate it.

01-14-2003, 07:18 PM
whoa big gunner, start with one cert duder. get a switch ( look for a managed one ).

if you dunno the difference between a hub and a switch u got a few things to learn ;D

thats a good way to start though, setting up a little practice lab.

google.com is your best friend.
these boards are pretty good.
edit: these guys definately know whats up: http://www.hardforums.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=19

good luck :D

01-25-2003, 01:02 AM
Yeah, for networking certifications you'll almost definately want a managed switch, so you can work on VLAN stuff, access lists, etc.